The Stranglers

Live in London

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About as pointless as it gets. Don't be suckered by the picture of Hugh Cornwell on the front cover giving it loads '77-style -- these recordings date from London gigs in the late '80s. Or at least we presume they do, as the sleevenotes (which misspell Cornwell's name) give no indication. And the real title of "She Was Quite Close to Me" is actually "Death and Night and Blood (Yukio)." Similar care evidently went into the mastering -- "European Female" appears twice, though it is only credited the second time. The performances are actually very good, though why we couldn't have had a single concert rather than piecemeal selections drawn from who knows what source with consequent variations in sound quality...Pretty hard to recommend, in other words.

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